When it comes to quitting smoking, here at ELiquidUK, we are happy to see people utilising any tools that are going to help improve people’s health. It makes sense that people will gravitate towards the most successful cessation method and it seems that vaping could be just that.

Study Finds Vaping A Better Cessation Device

A recent study has shown that vaping could be more useful at helping people quit smoking than NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that the use of e cigarettes are actually twice as effective at helping people quit their smoking habit for good. More on this particular study below. It is worth remembering though that is not the first research project or scientific study to support

What is Nicotine Replacement Therapy

When you got the pharmacy or your GP for help with quitting smoking you will often be offered Nicotine Replacement Therapy. NRT includes the use of products such as nicotine patches, sprays, gums and more in order to help smokers deal with nicotine withdrawal. Nicotine withdrawal makes quitting smoking more difficult. The idea is that with NRT nicotine levels will gradually be reduced and cravings will become more manageable. NRT can be used as a standalone product or alongside group support via NHS Stop Smoking clinics.

The NRT vs Vaping Study

Eight hundred and eighty-eight volunteers too part in this research which looked at the effectiveness as a cessation aid and vaping too. The volunteers, all smokers, took part in the study which the National Institute for Health Research and Cancer Research UK funded in order to see the effects of these cessation methods.  This information is invaluable in terms of planning future public health campaigns, advising the government on current research and more.

Researchers found that those who used cheap e liquid and an ecig suffered much less with mood issues (i.e. Irritability, mood swings) and found the urge to smoke a tobacco cigarette much less than those who used various nicotine replacement therapy products did. At the end of the research period, one year after it started, twice as many who had used an e cigarette and e liquid reported having quit smoking (18%) altogether. This is nearly twice as many as those who quit using NRT (9.9%)

It would certainly seem that those who used vaping as a cessation aid found the process easier overall and were more likely to give up smoking.

Why Did the Vaping Group Fare Better

When it comes to giving up smoking, nicotine is not the only thing that makes quitting difficult. Yes, nicotine is addictive and smokers quitting can crave their nicotine fix however if this was the only issue that stopped smokers giving up Nicotine Replacment Therapy would be significantly more successful.

There are a number of factors that make smoking a hard habit to walk away from, even with NRT. Studies have shown that smokers find themselves addicted to a number of habits or routines when they smoke. These include the hand to mouth action that smokers use regularly, the act of enjoying an inhale/exhale action (i.e. taking a drag), the relaxation smoking offers many and the social experience that comes with smoking. To make giving up smoking possible, individuals and anyone supporting a smoker need to address all of these areas. This is where vaping comes into its own.

When vaping you may enjoy the hand to mouth action, the inhale/exhale action, the social aspect, the relaxation and the enjoyment, all without the harmful chemicals that come with tobacco cigarette smoking. Having all of this to hand is what makes giving up smoking so much easier because instead of giving up something you enjoy because you know you should, you may now switch to something equally enjoyable (or more so according to many) and not have to worry about the health implications associated with smoking. If smokers are worried about missing the tobacco taste they are so used to, they needn't be. We have a great range of tobacco flavoured e liquids.

RY4 Tobacco E Liquid

One pound e liquids such as ours come in a variety of different flavours, from drink flavours to sweet desserts and fierce mint flavours. They also come with different nicotine strengths. This means that smokers switching over to vaping can maintain the nicotine level they were previously used to. If they then want to gradually reduce it that is entirely possible and there are even zero nicotine e liquids available. Again, this makes giving up smoking easier too.

In Conclusion

There are many benefits to using NRT, not least the professional support that you get when attending clinics aimed at helping people quit smoking. It doesn’t surprise us however to find that researchers are also finding vaping to be the more successful alternative to tobacco cigarettes, ultimately helping more people in comparison to NRT, to give up tobacco cigarette smoking.

When it comes to vaping this report, commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research and Cancer Research UK serves to back up much of what Public Health England tell us. This includes e cigarettes being highly effective cessation devices and vaping the referred alternative to smoking.

Vaping can be a great way to help you stop smoking, and NRT certainly has its place too. Regardless of what this particular study states, we wish you all the best giving up smoking, no matter what method you use to help yourself acheive that goal.

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